I counsel individuals and companies in a variety of litigation-related areas. With regard to individual clients, I counsel them with regard to divorce, support, custody, contract issues, business disputes, pre- and post- nuptial agreements and ado...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Commercial, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family
Ashley is a Partner in the West Chester office of MacElree Harvey, Ltd. and a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Ashley’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law matters in Pennsylvania and Delaware, including divorce, alimony/s...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Bankruptcy & Debt, Alimony, Divorce & Separation
Review: “Good lawyer who helped me twice: Once with my son when he was a juvenile and also with a personal family matter. Both times he was compassionate and very thorough.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Wills & Living Wills
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If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.